February 9, 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am


Mennonite Life Library


Learn the basics of Kurrentschrift in the Intro to German Script workshop!


Mennonite Life Archivist & Librarian Julia Wiker will teach attendees the German script alphabet, as well as abbreviations and variations in writing and spelling. The session will also offer practice interpreting 18th- and 19th-century family records from Mennonite Life’s collections.


Basic knowledge of written German is recommended, but not required.


Workshop cost is $45. Please register for this event by Wednesday, February 7, 2024.


In the case of inclement weather on February 9, this workshop will be postponed to Friday, February 16, 2024.



  • Mennonite Life Library
  • 2215 Millstream Road
    Lancaster, 17602 United States
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Did You Know?

The sandstone used for the Herr House was quarried on-site.

Christian Herr was a prominent leader in the 18th century Mennonite Community. Years after his death Lancaster Mennonites were still referred to as the Christian Herr Party.

Indigenous Peoples taught the Herr family and other Mennonites how to hunt game, clear heavily forested land, and how to identify native plants.